Suitable Undergraduate Degrees for Introverts

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Being an introverted person likely means that you enjoy time to yourself or are generally shy. However, people often mistake this for meaning that you need to be alone all the time. We all know this isn’t the case, but still – you should never allow shyness or a proclivity for solitude to take over your life. Instead, use it to your advantage. An introverted mindset can do wonders for your career. What are some excellent degrees for introverted people? Read on to find out!

Creative Writing
You might seek a source to get out your innermost feelings and the stories that you create in your head. Creative writing offers an outlet through which you can do that. In the stories that you create and the poems you write, your thoughts will become words without having to speak them. Please note that some schools running their creative writing classes in a workshop format, meaning quicker and more individual work.

Mathematics
Generally, math doesn’t involve group projects or networking. While “cut and dry” might not be the best phrase to describe some of the more involved math concepts, not a lot of room for discussion exists. You are presented with the material, and you will be expected to perform well on the tests. However, presentations may be common, so if you’re looking for a way to improve upon your public speaking skills every now and then, this might be perfect for you.

Sciences
Whether you are interested in biology, chemistry, physics or another field, these degrees can be perfect for an introvert. This work allows you to focus on what you love in a quiet, usually self-paced settings. Once you have advanced on in your career, you may very well wind up spending a lot of time in a lab working by yourself. Of course, during your undergraduate experience, you are going to have to work on labs with other students. Just because you are introverted does not mean that all contact with other people should be avoided. You can learn to be a bit more extroverted without going beyond your boundaries of comfort.

Art
Creative disciplines are excellent for you, because you are ultimately going to have a lot of time to be alone and to make your goods. With a degree in art, you could work at home selling products to people via a virtual store. You could also start a full-on actual business. If one day you wind up being a bit more extroverted, you could host some art classes for people in your community.

Teaching
You might be squinting your eyes a little bit to see if this degree is really a possibility for you. Sometimes, it is wise to opt for a degree in a career that is a bit out of your comfort zone. In certain cases, introverted people do the best in education. They tend to think about what they say before they speak and are generally good at developing close relationships, especially elementary teachers, who work with a small class of 15-20 on a daily basis.

When you are considering the career(s) you would like to go into, do not only think about one aspect of your personality. Instead, consider what your strengths and weaknesses are as a whole. Think about how all aspects of your personality are able to shape you into a suitable candidate for the field. Remember to always stay positive though when applying for any program or position.

Robin Graham writes about education. Her most recent work discusses the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Colleges

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